Lieut. K.J. GLASER
WO1 RSM. E.W. NATHAN
Officer Cadet G.A. BARTH
Sgt. E. KAGERER-STEIN
Sgt. O. HESS
Sgt . E. VOGEL
Cpl. G.M. FRANK
Cpl. S. WEICH
LCpl. H. ARENSTEIN
LCpl. W. AUERHAHN
LCpl. K.W. GUMPERTZ
LCpl. E.R. LENEL
LCpl. K. MEYER
No 10 (IA) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop)
In 1946 the Army Council decided that the Army Commandos were to be disbanded and no provision was allowed or made for any depository or office which would have at least contained a complete Roster of Names of the men who served in the various units.
3 troop, also known as X troop, consisted solely of German speaking refugees, many who were of the Jewish Faith. They included different nationalities, primarily German and Austrians, but also Hungarians and Czech's.
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The following list contain the names, ranks and numbers of the officers and men of No4 Commando who participated. It also includes some from No 10 (IA) Commando Free French and 'X' troop, and others including some US Rangers, who were attached to the Commandos for the raid. It does not contain those from No 3 Commando and 40RM Commando as no such full list of names has been found.
This is a transcript of the introduction by the author of the original list that was compiled for No 4 Commando.
A few amendments and additions have been made since then.
(nb. click on his name above for more information.)
Hans Arenstein served under an alias of Harry Andrews. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando. He was attached to 47RM Commando at the time of his death.
nb. The date of death (10th) has been confirmed with the CWGC as being correct.
George Bryan Barth, an Austrian refugee, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Streets. He was killed in a traffic accident whilst on a course at OCTU. He had previously served in 3 troop as a Sergeant.
Gunther Max Frank died during operations at Normandy on D Day. He served under an alias of George Mack Franklyn in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando.
Kurt Joachim Glaser served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under the name of Keith James Griffith. He was shot and killed by a sniper during operations with 1 Special Service Bde. to cross a railway bridge over the River Aller near the town of Essel.
Corporal Ian Harris, born Hans Hajos, attached to No 10 (Inter Allied) Commando 3 troop ('X' troop), was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
Otto Hess served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under
Eugen Kagerer-Stein, an Austrian, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, under an alias of Eugene Fuller. He was killed during operations with 47RM Commando at Normandy.
Kurt Meyer served under an alias of Peter Moody. He was of the Jewish Faith and a member of 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando. He was killed during operations in Normandy whilst attached to 47RM Commando.
Salo Weich, an Austrian of Jewish faith, served in 3 troop, also known as 'X' troop, of the inter allied commando under an alias of Robert Geoffrey Hamilton. He was killed during operations with 41RM Commando at Walcheren.